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Questo articolo è stato pubblicato il 08 dicembre 2011 alle ore 12:09.


In the new season of recovery of moderation and reputation, the race between Cgil, Cisl and Uil to see who would be the first to call a strike was really out of line.

The choice of a united strike three hours Monday will avoid the embarrassment of an absurd race to represent social unease, but, in its merit, risks remaining just the repetition of a tired ritual in a Country that is itself "collectively tired" (Censis).

An "identity" protest responding to the legitimate demands of the core business of unions (retired people and people about to retire), but a weak voice if extended to the global context of the forex world war, the discontinued construction of a European identity and the ruthlessness of planetary financial markets.

It is an "acted out scream" in front of the calm but inflexible beat of a Europe that asks us to make public spending sustainable and to restructure Italy's balance sheet not as an academic exercise, but as a desperate and cognizant appeal to avoid a dramatic rift in confidence in the Eurozone, and therefore in the euro.

Minister Fornero's tears will be remembered in the political and economic history of the Country as the most precious evidence of the degree of awareness of the social weight of the measures taken by the Monti Government. The most delicate is the end of inflation indexing for pensions over 936 euro.
Probably at the end resources will be recovered to raise the threshold (and probably also for the IMU exemption). This will be the result that Cgil, Cisl and Uil will attribute to their fight.

If this were to happen it would in any case be a good thing, but it will not zoom in on the real social theme: the rebalancing of the solidarity pact among generations, the need to give people who today are 18-20 years old a serene outlook for the future, a legitimate hope that they will be able to make something of themselves, confidence in their possibilities and in their future life and income conditions.

Today 30% of thirty-year-olds live with their parents (ten years ago it was 10%) and do not set up a family: this proves how high the social price paid by young people is. Also the brain drain starts having a relevant macroeconomic impact: it is no longer a question of folklore, limited to a few exceptions it has become a rule for more competitive Countries to go shopping for high-quality human capital produced in Italy, which then does not know how to employ it. It is a serious sign as is the incapability that so far the education system had to exploit, if not to create, the necessary skills to stay on the labor market. Also the fact that entry level salaries for young people are at the same levels as some decades ago (the Bank of Italy says so) is also not a good sign.

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